R.I.P. DJ Manik

I’ve gone by “DJ Manik” since 1997. My college roommate sold me on the name as we were eating pizza, walking to class one day. It fit my hyperactive personality so I decided to roll with it. But in all honesty, I’ve never been too crazy about the name. The older I get the more I realize that monikers just aren’t my thing and I no longer feel comfortable introducing myself as Manik.

Even the acronym, “DJ”, has lost its appeal to me, as drones of undeserving people self-anoint themselves with the credential everyday. With that being said, I am officially retiring the name, “DJ Manik”, and continuing my career as plain ole’, “Patrice McBride”.

I don’t want to confuse folks so over the next few months I’ll be gradually transitioning away from the name, using stuff like, “Patrice McBride, formerly known as DJ Manik”.  I know, corny, but what are ya gonna do?

I’m releasing my debut solo project under my government this fall, and it’ll contain references to my late moniker. After that it’s a wrap for “DJ Manik”, I’m turning the page.

Thanks errbody!

Patrice